Monday, September 9, 2013

Guest Post & Review ~*~ Something's Cooking by Meg Lacey

Truth, Lies and the Writer

Let’s face it, people lie. Most people call it exaggeration. But some lie deliberately, some to save face or to save another persons from embarrassment. We lie when we stretch the details of a story to make it more appealing or funnier, or sadder or more suspenseful. There are little white lies, the big black lies and a whole range in between. And then there are writers. We call our lies fiction. those exaggerations become the basis for a story, for fiction. Fiction writers are a world unto themselves. Unlike those who write real factual truth, we can take a fact and make our own truth. We can turn it around, inside out, upside down, backwards and forwards. For writers that’s half the fun—poetic license as it were.

So I thought it would be fun to play the Truth or Lie game.

I’m going to tell you 10 facts about myself, and then you can go to my website, or check goggle and type in Meg Lacey and see what blogs I have contributed to, or what articles I’ve written, or and see if I’m telling the truth or—dare I say it—lying! You can cheat by asking me on twitter @MegLaceyBooks

T or F:
1. I am interested in rocket propulsion and am studying to become an engineer.

2. I can find unexpected humor in the most mundane situations.

3. Meg Lacey’s Apple Pie recipe, which you will find at the end of my August release, Something’s Cooking, (Indugence Books, Entangled Publishing) is a bear to prepare.

4. I was chosen as a “Woman to Watch” for my first book published by Silhouette (now Harlequin) Books.

5. I have four boys, all quiet and unassuming.

6. Slumgullion is a mixture of cow and sheep internal parts, such as the testicles, tongue and brain and is then stuffed into a stomach and baked. To find this answer you should go to:

7. I often wonder if I know what I am doing.

8. A reviewer who read the first book in my paranormal romance series, “Tales of the Sparrow” once said about the first book, The Sparrow and The Hawk, ‘This is an odd book.’ It’s actually a mix of urban fantasy, black comedy, and a mystery/thriller with a dash of horror thrown in for good measure. Now why couldn’t she figure that out?

9. I take a lazy, easy-going approach to life. (You may want to read my bio to get clues to my character.)

10. I’ve always wanted to be a writer.

If you don’t want to work that hard, and I don’t blame you, or if just find me incredibly boring you can make up your own answers. I’m fine with that approach also. Who knows your answers might be much more interesting than mine. They might be a great motivator for a new story idea. After all, ideas come from everywhere, from everyone and everything. Be sure to tell me about them, okay?

However, for those who are interested I will be posting answers on my facebook page. www.facebook/meglaceybooks

Thanks so much for asking me to be a guest today. I’ve discovered it is harder to think up questions about yourself than I thought. So, from now on, maybe I’ll just stick to writing fiction. Or maybe that’s what I was doing when I created the questions. It’s up to you.

Make time to laugh today. Meg

Blurb ~*~
"Something’s cooking in more than the kitchen…

Tess Banyon is a ‘Martha Stewart’ type of homemaker-guru-marketing-entrepreneur-extraordinaire. Investigative journalist, Josh Farraday is determined to convince the women of America that Tess is too good to be true.

He’s right.

Tess is a marvelous marketer with tons of ideas, but she can’t really cook and has been known to attach herself to a grapevine wreath with her glue gun. Now she’s doing her own TV show, and Josh has been assigned to do a behind-the-scenes story."

Excerpt ~*~

He pressed another kiss on her temple, then her cheekbone before switching to do the same on the other side.

Her eyes drifted closed. All sound stilled as her body leaned toward him as if drawn by a magnet. His arms slipped around her waist. She could feel the corded muscles of his arms trembling slightly, his hands spreading against her, pulling her closer, pressing her against his hard muscles.

She melted against him before looking up to meet his gaze.

His eyes were so intense she shivered, wondering what he was thinking, what he was feeling. They stood like that for a moment, both afraid to move, until Josh cupped her chin with the palm of one hand.

“You’re so beautiful. So tempting,” he murmured. His thumb traced her lips. “The shape of your lips, the way the bottom one is so full and the top has that perfect little bow…that mouth has been keeping me up for many nights. “

“You haven’t been here that long,” she whispered.

“Funny, it seems as if I’ve known you for a long time.” Josh tilted his head, slanting his mouth across hers. Gently at first he stroked his tongue over her lips, teasing, before finally opening them. His tongue slipped inside to explore, to soothe, and finally, to electrify.

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Review ~*~
Something's Cooking is a funny and sweet romance that will make you laugh and will warm your heart.  Tess and Josh are more alike than they realize. They are both driven and career minded with a passion for what they do.

Tess and Josh both have secrets that could destroy the budding relationship they have as well as their careers.  Yet they want to spend more and more time together so it is getting more and more difficult to keep the secrets they feel are necessary.

Something's Cooking has sweet characters that just amy touch your heart.  This sweet romance reads quickly and you will finish it before you know wit a laugh or two thrown in for good measure, Something's Cooking is a pleasurable read and a story that's a little bit different.

Author Bio and Links:
Meg has a BFA and MA in theatre, acting and directing, and a minor in Fine Arts and Promotion. Over the years, Meg has been an actress, director, producer, creative director, CEO, copywriter, creative dramatics teacher, mime, mom, college instructor, and a school bus driver. She’s established two creative marketing/media companies, working as a V.P. and as CEO, creating projects in all media: network cable programming to corporate initiatives; to video, games and interactive websites. Meg is published with Harlequin, Imajinn Books, Samhain Publishing and now Entangled Publishing. Learn more about Meg and her books on her website or at any online bookstore. Look for her new books, Something’s Cooking from Entangled Publishing, 8/13; The Sparrow and the Hawk, out now. The Sparrow and the Vixens Three, 11/13, and Million Dollar Mistake, 9/13.




Twitter: @MegLaceyBooks

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Giveaway ~*~
Meg will be awarding a Jamberry Nails set (with a watermelon motif) and a colorful watermelon knife as well as a Room Scent Warmer from 'For Every Home' along with apple pie scent cubes to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour.

Follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning. The tour dates can be found here:


  1. I love the 10 facts! I can't wait to read your book!!

  2. Interesting facts

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  3. what a neat idea for the article to do truth or lie games! Cool! Thank you for an interesting read and for the chance at the neat giveaway! kamclauc AT gmail DOT com

    btw, I love your title!

  4. Wow what a treat. ;)) the facts were great it was a great read thank you!

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  5. Interesting facts.

  6. Thanks for the chance to win!
    Sounds really good!!
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  7. Sounds awesome! Thanks for the chance to win!